We've Moved

The blog has been retired - it's up for legacy reasons, but these days I'm blogging at blog.theodox.com. All of the content from this site has been replicated there, and that's where all of the new content will be posted. The new feed is here . I'm experimenting with crossposting from the live site, but if you want to keep up to date use blog.theodox.com or just theodox.com

Friday, March 28, 2014

New(-ish) Tools Watch: 3D Coat 4.1

Version 4.1 of 3DCoat just came out - details in the video above or at 3D-Coat.com.

3DCoat is an interesting voxel-based alternative to Zbrush. It deserves a lot of credit for really pushing the retopology business forward, and also for early PTex support. The interface is less idiosyncratic than Zbrush's but less by-the-numbers than Mudbox.

Plus, it's made in Kiev - buy a copy and stand up for Ukrainian independence!

Some cool feature videos if you're curious:

UV tools
Curve-constrained sculpts
Ptex texturing